MAAP MENTOR PROGRAM
Hagen Skinner works at Millers
Mowers and Motorcycles in Cobram and is supported by VACC’s
Apprenticeship Mentor, Callum Ross. Hagen loves his apprenticeship and with
the help of his Mentor is doing a great job in the workplace.
Mentors are available to help your
apprentice to settle into work and perform at their best. VACC MAAP Mentors
have a 93% apprentice retention rate, compared to an industry average of
less than 50%.
We asked one of our participating
Members to tell us about their experience of the Apprenticeship Mentor
program, and this is what they had to say:
Gavin, owner of Millers Mowers
We have a good mix of youth and
experience – and I am lucky to have qualified staff who are both
technically excellent and also very good at imparting their knowledge to
The added support from the Mentor
program is a great help in giving us all confidence in understanding and
dealing with any issues.
Hagen, an Apprentice with the
My interest in Automotive has some
from being 3rd generation in this trade and through my
motorsport: from motorcycle racing, karting and now the challenge of the
Aussie racing car series.
I also have a keen interest in
engineering and hope to continue my studies in that field once I have
completed my apprenticeship.
I have found it helpful to have a
Mentor, someone outside of my family and work to discuss options and
The value of having a Mentor speaks
for itself; if you are training a new apprentice in your workplace, access
to VACC MAAP Mentors is free of charge throughout Victoria.